Fear of Missing Out

Rachel Off Duty: Fear of Missing Out

We live in a social media-driven, impatient, insatiable age where the hunger to constantly be experiencing and sharing things is as much of a common denominator as it is a burden. Really though, I think that everyone in their 20s right now feels a similar insatiable hunger. A desire–a need–to go out and do everything, be everywhere, […]

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Wine Tasting (and a Giraffe Encounter) in Malibu

Rachel Off Duty: Wine Tasting in Malibu

It was a beautiful, sun-filled Southern California day. It was Easter, and my boyfriend and I decided to celebrate our one-year anniversary wine tasting in Malibu. Before I go any further, I just want to say that when I look back on this past year, I can’t help but smile at how far we’ve come, […]

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Desert Heat

Rachel Off Duty - Coachella

Since it’s Thursday, here’s a little throwback for you guys. To the desert. Palm Springs, to be exact.   After a weekend of bottomless mimosas, endless walking, soul-soothing music, and dry, dusty desert heat, I (somehow) survived. But man, was I exhausted. For a second, I worried that I was getting too old for this. […]

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Sunsets on Oahu

Hawaii 2017

Two weeks ago, I went on a last-minute trip back home to Hawaii… and, like all trips, it ended way too soon. Doesn’t it always seem like the more you want to hold on to something, the quicker it disappears? That’s how it always feels when it comes to vacations… and food. Am I right? The […]

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Off Duty in Oahu’s North Shore

Off Duty in Oahu's North Shore

As some of you know, I was born and raised on Oahu. I’m an island girl at heart, and I try to go at least once a year to visit my family and the beaches I grew up with. The last time I went home was last February, and I just saw my parents a […]

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Winter in Yosemite

Winter in Yosemite

A year and a half ago, I had never been on a damn camping trip in my entire life. It just wasn’t something my family or my friends really ever did growing up. However, my boyfriend changed all of that and turned me into a fearless, rock climbing, bear fighting wilderness woman. Ok, not really. […]

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Off Duty Destination: San Diego + New Year’s Eve

Off Duty Destination: San Diego + New Year's Eve

It’s so easy to always try to seek out what’s new or ‘hip’ when you live in the city. A new restaurant, a new food craze, a new Nasty Gal store opening…. Being a California transplant myself, I’m super guilty of spending every other weekend in pursuit of something new and exciting. But, I also […]

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Off Duty in Solvang

Solvang: Windmill

The second Thanksgiving was over, I immediately delved into Christmas mode. I put up the tree (my roommate had to talk me out of putting it up before Thanksgiving, which I did begrudgingly), wrapped a bunch of presents, and started thinking of ways to fill this month with all things Christmas. I’m a big fan […]

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